Promotions and career moves by the people you know — and those you should
Lindsay Motil Timarong is the incoming president and CEO of the Pacific Islands Development Bank. She is the first woman to hold the position. By virtue of her appointment, she also becomes chairwoman of the board of directors.
Timarong joined PIDB in January 2020 as vice president. Prior to joining the bank, she was consultant and founder of HeartKey Synergies, a business and financial consulting firm in Palau. Before launching HeartKey Synergies, she was senior bank examiner for the Palau Financial Institutions Commission.
Timarong is U.S. FDIC trained, is a qualified examiner-in-charge and holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst designation. She was awarded the AIFA designation in 2017 from the U.S. Center for Fiduciary Studies and as an accreditied investment fiduciary analyst, Timaron has also served as adjunct faculty instructor for the New Zealand based fi360 Pacific, providing fiduciary training courses facilitated by the Asia Pacific Association of Fiduciary Studies.
Timarong is also the chairperson of the board of trustees of the Palau Compact of Free Association Trust Fund.
She holds a master’s in economics from the University of Hawaii and a bachelor’s in economics from Washington State University and has more than 15 years of experience in the finance and banking sector, to include retail banking experience.
David Guerrero has been appointed economic development manager for the Commonwealth Economic Development Authority of the Northern Mariana Islands. (CEDA was known as the Commonwealth Development Authority prior to June 2021.)
He formerly was assistant vice president and commercial banking officer at First Hawaiian Bank in the NMI, and previously was assistant vice president for compliance with Imperial Pacific International CNMI LLC. also was an adjunct instructor at the Northern Marianas College.
Guerrero holds a master’s of arts in economics and a bachelor’s of arts in economics, both from California State University – East Bay, and an associate’s of arts from Northern Marianas College. He is a certified anti-money laundering specialist and has been in the financial services industry for more than 15 years.
Guerrero has also served as a commissioner on the board of the Commonwealth Public Utilities Commission. He serves as a board member and treasurer for both 500 Sails and the Mariana Islands Nature Alliance and is a member of the Rotary Club of Saipan.
Aubrey M. Hocog is the chairwoman of the CEDA board of directors and Manuel A. Sablan remains the executive director of CEDA.
Alexander Sasha Sagan has joined the Guam office of RIM Architects. He was appointed senior creative director at the firm in August 2015.
In 2005 Sagan founded and became the creative director for Green Wave International Development Ltd. of Hong Kong. From 1990 to 2005 he was the founder and creative director of Art & International Productions LLC of Anchorage, Seattle, Vladivostok and Hong Kong, where he managed a staff of 34 designers and developed more than 270 international brands, selling the company in 2005.
From 1990 to 1997 Sagan was professor of foreign language and culture study at the University of Alaska-Anchorage and at the Alaska Pacific University in Alaska. He also taught graphic design and typography at the Magadan Art Institute from 1984 to 1988.
Sagan holds a 1980 master’s of arts from Vitebsk State University in Vitebsk, Belarus and studied art and printmaking and specialized studies at the Estonian Academy of Art in Tallinn from 1979 to 1982.
He has more than 20 years of experience in his profession, holds a number of honors and awards and his personal artwork has been exhibited in more than 15 countries at a variety of galleries, museums and shows. Sagan speaks English, Russian, German, and conversational Chinese and Japanese.
IHP Clinic has announce the appointments of Dr. Adrian Cora-Morges and Family Nurse Practitioner Aubrey Phillips to the Primary Care team at the International Health Providers clinic.
Cora-Morges is a U.S. Board Certified Internist, specializing in adult healthcare. He has been living in Guam for four years and formerly was internal medicine physician at Guam Memorial Hospital and previously was research physician with the Centro Comprensivo de Cáncer de la Universidad de Puerto Rico/UPR Comprehensive Cancer Center.
He holds a 2009 bachelor’s of science in chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and a 2013 doctorate of medicine from the University of Puerto Rico School of medicine.
Cora-Morges is originally from Puerto Rico.
Phillips was formerly a nurse practitioner with Loyal Source Government Services in San Diego, Calif. and formerly a nurse practitioner with Pediatric Associates Inc.
She holds a 2007 associate’s of science in registered nursing from Bluegrass Community and Technical College, a 2015 bachelor’s of nursing science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a 2017 master’s of science from South University in family practice nursing.
Phillips is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and by the American Heart Association. She has more than a decade of registered nursing experience.
Richard “Conno” Pierce has been appointed executive chef of the Triple J Restaurant Group in the Northern Mariana Islands.
He was previously sous chef for the Hitchcock Restaurant Group in Seattle, Wash. and formerly head trainer at Maynard’s Restaurant in Silverdale, Wash. Other appointments include executive chef and appointment as culinary director for the Madison Restaurant Group in St. Paul, Minn.
Pierce began his culinary career in Honolulu as a line cook and then appointment to kitchen supervisor at Tiki’s Grill and Bar and has more than 15 years of experience in the restaurant industry. He attended Gros Bonnet Culinary Academy in Honolulu and is a certified chef de cuisine. Pierce is a member of the American Culinary Federation.
FHP has announced the following appointments.
Dr. Aftab Ahmad Chaudhry has returned to the FHP Cancer Center as an oncologist.
He previously was at the FHP Cancer Center from 2012 to 2015 and July to August 2021.
Chaudhry’s appointments include a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Ky. He served as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Branch, and was in private practice in hematology/oncology in Indiana, New Zealand and Savannah, Ga.
Chaudhry has more than 45 years of experience and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, Reserve Officer Association, and the American Society of Hematology.
Dawn Dee Ostberg, a family nurse practitioner, has joined the FHP Health Center Urgent Care. She formerly was a family nurse practitioner at International Health Providers and previously was an instructor in the Special Warfare Medical Group at the U.S. Army JFK Special Warfare Center and School, and the charge nurse at the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
She holds a 2010 bachelor’s in nursing from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and a 2020 master’s in science from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Ostberg is certified by the Family Nurse Practitioner American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Army Nurse Corps Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, and the Phi Theta Kappa Society International Scholastic Order of the Two-Year College.